COVID-19 ILLINOIS: 1,959 New Cases, 22 Deaths; 50% of Illinoisans Age 16+ Have Had 1 Dose

COVID-19 ILLINOIS: 1,959 New Cases, 22 Deaths; 50% of Illinoisans Age 16+ Have Had 1 Dose

3:30PM MONDAY. APRIL 19

1,959 New Cases, 22 Deaths; 50% of Illinoisans Age 16+ Have Had 1 Dose

The Illinois Department of Public Health today reported 1,959 new confirmed and probable cases of coronavirus disease in Illinois, including 22 additional deaths.

  • Cook County: 1 female 50s, 3 males 50s, 2 males 60s, 1 male 70s, 3 males 80s, 2 females 90s
  • DuPage County: 1 female 50s, 1 female 80s
  • Mason County: 1 male 60s
  • Peoria County: 1 female 60s, 1 male 70s, 1 male 80s
  • St. Clair County: 1 female 80s
  • Will County: 1 male 60s, 1 female 80s
  • Winnebago County: 1 male 50s

The number of ICU beds available is getting close to the state’s limit of 20%. Region 8 has seen at least 19 straight days of hospital patients with COVID-19-Like Illness.

IDPH is reporting a total of 1,304,200 cases, including 21,685 deaths, in 102 counties in Illinois.

Within the past 24 hours, laboratories have reported 47,506 specimens for a total of 21,776,820. As of last night, 2,128 individuals in Illinois were reported to be in the hospital with COVID-19. Of those, 491 patients were in the ICU and 227 patients with COVID-19 were on ventilators.

The preliminary seven-day statewide positivity for cases as a percent of total test from April 12-18 is 4.0%.  The preliminary seven-day statewide test positivity from April 12-18 is 4.7%.

The seven-day test positivity rate for Kane-DuPage Region 8 is 6.5% — its fifth straight day of decline.

The total number of COVID-19 vaccine doses for Illinois is 9,930,945.

A total of 8,119,867 vaccines have been administered in Illinois as of last midnight. The seven-day rolling average of vaccines administered daily is 125,212 doses. Yesterday, 65,233 doses were reported administered in Illinois.

*All data are provisional and will change. In order to rapidly report COVID-19 information to the public, data are being reported in real-time. Information is constantly being entered into an electronic system and the number of cases and deaths can change as additional information is gathered.  For health questions about COVID-19, call the hotline at 1-800-889-3931 or email dph.sick@illinois.gov.

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